One of the best parts about most of the windows that are on the market today is that they’re very durable. Replacement windows in Elkhart, IN are designed to last for a long time with some lasting for upwards of 30 or even 40 years before needing to be replaced. But they’re not going to last that long if you and your family don’t take good care of your windows. That means cleaning them on a regular basis and steering clear of throwing them open and slamming them shut.
If you have kids living in your home, you should consider speaking with them about how to be careful with your new windows so that they don’t inadvertently do damage to them. Here are some tips for showing kids how to be careful with new windows.
Talk to your kids about the replacement windows you’re installing before they arrive at your home.
When window installers arrive at your home to do your Elkhart, IN window replacement, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to your kids. You should inform them that you’re having new windows installed ahead of time and explain why it’s time for you to get new windows. This will help them prepare for the day when you’re having window installation done. It’ll also allow you to answer any questions they might have about the new windows you’re getting.
Stress to your kids how important your new windows are to you and your home.
Most kids don’t understand how important windows are to a home. They know that they can open windows to cool it off inside of a home or close windows to stop cold air from coming into a home. But they don’t know how essential windows are when it comes to things like privacy and security. Talk with your kids about why windows are so important to your home and emphasize the fact that your whole family needs to take care of the windows so that they can do their job.
Show your kids how to open and close your windows the right way.
If you have younger kids living in your home, they should not be messing around with the windows in your house at any time. If they need to have windows opened or closed, they should ask you to do it. But if you have older kids in your home, it would be a good idea to show them how to operate your new windows since they’re likely going to be opening and closing them. Learn how to work your new windows yourself before showing your kids how to open and close them as well as how to lock and unlock them.
Ask your kids to help you clean and maintain your windows.
Once you have new windows installed in your home, you’re going to want to get into the habit of cleaning them about once every week or two. While you’re at it, you should invite your kids to tag along and help you clean and maintain your windows over time. This will give them a newfound respect for your home’s windows and allow you to continue to stress the importance of taking great care of them.
Before you and your kids starting using your new Elkhart, IN windows, Key Exteriors, Inc. will make sure they’re installed properly. We’ll also provide you with state-of-the-art windows that will stand the test of time. Contact us at (260) 492-8062 to schedule a window consultation in your home or stop by 821 W Coliseum Blvd #1, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 to check out our large window selection in person.